Return to the Lawn Mowers Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Loss of power

Posted by garyvance none (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 24, 12 at 3:15

I have a Honda Harmony HRM 215 lawnmower.It starts good(usually on the second pull)but it revs up and down and wants to stall when mowing even slightly grown grass.It also sounds like it wants to stall when the bar is pulled to engage the blade.I don't know much about small engines but I assume it has to do with the carburator.I found a new carb for $50.00 on e-bay but would like some feedback before I purchase it.Any info would be apprieciated.Thank you.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Loss of power

  • Posted by baymee LehighValleyPA (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 24, 12 at 5:52

Sometimes the bearing on the blade clutch is dry and needs grease, but it sounds like a classic carb problem of varnish.

If you change the carb, take pictures of the linkages, etc.

RE: Loss of power

Thank you.Good call on taking the picture.

RE: Loss of power

  • Posted by RpR_ 3-4 (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 24, 12 at 12:23

Run part of a can of Sea Foam through it, or carb. cleaner.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Lawn Mowers Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here